Re: A little of topic BUT!
posted at 11/28/2011 8:59 PM EST
In Response to Re: A little of topic BUT!
[QUOTE]Spikes hasn't proved anything yet. But I'll give Edelman a break. He's playing the Patriot Way
Posted by kansaspatriot[/QUOTE]
What am I missing here Kansas? In 2010, Brandon Spikes had simply put- Totally solidified the 3-4 SILB spot for NE, for the 1st time in just over half a decade. This ability to sniff out play direction, and take on 2 O-Linemen per play, finally allowed Mayo the open looks to do HIS thing, Which in turn solidified NE's run D as being above average once more. In 2011, I've seen Brandon Spikes, when NO-one else could or was- Smashing through the O-Line, and being the biggest disruptive force towards altering the oppossing Offense's original designated specific course of a given play, more than anyone else, better than anyone else, (and here's THE key): Being a disruptive factor INDIVIDUALLY, most often changing an Offense's subsequent action, often through individual efforts.
In 2010, Brandon Spikes ALSO was suspended 4 games from not listing his ADHD drug to the league, prior to using it... In which time, he DID his suspension, WITH a shut mouth, and hasn't been a problem since (has he, idk?). Oh, also- Spikes while IN College, and prior to BEING an actual NE Patriot, did film himself having sex with some girl... So...whatever, idk?
Julian Edelman on the otherhand, showed flashes of being a decent slot receiver himself, after Wes Welker was out for a bit in 2009. For this Season, Edelman acquired somehing like 350 or 360 yards on the offensive side of the ball...TOTAL. In '10 (just like '09)- Edelman did some minor punt return duties. But it wasn't until just right now (2011)-That Edelman has proven to be a pretty decent punt returner (last few games +), AND Edelman has done double-duty as a nickel Cornerback on Defense (last game or 2)...
ALSO on Julian Edelman, He was accussed earlier this month and arrested too, and released with a future court date, stemming from a charge of indecent assault and battery on a woman...
~My Q is not whether or not they're BOTH wrong OR right, or whether they together Fail to- OR actually Live up to- some ideal of what "The Patriot Way" means... My Q is: How does Edelman get a "pass", while Brandon Spikes does not?